Transition of Students with Disabilities
"If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep walking." - Buddha
Region 3 provides resources designed to meet federal and state guidelines for services for students with disabilities. Region 3 also works with the Texas Transition Student-Centered Transition Network (SCTN) to promote communication, collaboration, and consistent state-wide responses for stakeholders regarding Texas transition services and supports. Further, the SCTN partnership ensures that all students with disabilities have access to comprehensive, student-centered transition planning.
Region 3 is able to provide technical assistance and training to districts, campuses, and charter schools in all areas of transition planning for students with disabilities.
Early Childhood Interventions (ECI) to Early Childhood Special Education (ECSE) Transition
Texas public schools provide special education services to students ages 3 through 22. Planning for transition from ECI services may begin 9 months before your child turns 3 years old, but no later than 90 days before your child's 3rd birthday.
ECI providers and your local education agency work collaboratively to assist your child to transition from early childhood services into the public school system and special education services as early. This initial referral is identified as a process called Child Find.
Texas public schools are required to work collaboratively with students, families, and adult agencies to develop and implement a transition plan for all students receiving special education services at the time of graduation or completion of high school due to meeting the maximum age of eligibility for special education services at 22. Transition services are required to be components of students' IEPs from the age of 14 in Texas. A coordinated set of activities that are designed to meet the goals for postsecondary transition are required to be included in every student's programming and reflected in the IEP.